Cartoons

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Cartoons

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Political cartooning is a fine art. A good cartoon not only entertains but also challenges and enlightens readers.

Items in the Cartoons Collection

Summer Schedule
This cartoon depicts Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft, son of former President William Howard Taft, examining an electoral map of the United States, planning his "summer schedule" with hopes of becoming the next President. Summer is a critical time for…

Untitled. [What's the Use of Going Through With This Election?]
This cartoon concerns the 1948 presidential election. President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic Presidential nominee in the election of 1948, was widely expected to lose by a large margin to Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey. This cartoon, printed…

St. Valentine's Day
President Woodrow Wilson was officially re-elected when Congress met in joint session to count the electoral votes. The cartoon shows Wilson's Valentine's Day card that he received in the form of the official announcement of his re-election in 1917.

The Lady and the Tiger<br /><br />
This cartoon depicts the two big winners on Election Day, 1917, in New York. Voters adopted a woman suffrage amendment to the state constitution, a measure backed by Tammany Hall, New York City's Democratic political machine. On the same day,…

The &quot;Voteless&quot; Flag
The District of Columbia was originally created as a territory under federal control to prevent any one state from dominating the new federal government. The argument over national representation and home rule began almost immediately after the…

Untitled
Berryman produced this cartoon for the first Tuesday in November, Election Day. All the types of citizens, farmers, workers, businessmen, and city dwellers, were marching off to the voting booth to exercise their right as citizens. But the District…

The Nebraska Primary
This cartoon depicts a large pool of primary candidates early in the 1948 campaign before the field narrowed. Printed in the Washington Evening Star on the day of the critical Nebraska primary, it shows the Republican Party elephant as a watchful…

Untitled
On June 27, 1932 the Democratic National Convention convened in Chicago, Illinois, but the battle for delegates had been raging all through the spring. While President Hoover was encouraging Americans not to hoard their savings, Jouett Shouse was…

Untitled
Governor Al Smith of New York, Democratic Party candidate for President, ponders how to capture the Indian vote rather than have it go to the Republicans. Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas was the Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Tammany Hall,…